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Blockwork

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Blockwork refers to the construction of any structure with concrete or cement blocks. Concrete blocks are typically rectangular, grey in colour and larger than a standard clay brick, with a hollow interior cavity.

This improves their insulation capacity and makes them lighter to work with. Blocks have become a popular alternative to traditional clay fired bricks, because of their convenience and cost effectiveness.

They are also popular for their enhanced fire resistance, thermal insulation and durability, though they are generally not left bare for aesthetic reasons. In the residential setting they are often used to build the partition walls in a home and retaining walls.

Benefits of concrete:
Concrete is a versatile material with a range of advantages for building and construction applications that includes:

  • durability – concrete is an extremely durable material
  • low maintenance – if the home is on solid foundations there should be very little maintenance required of concrete block walls
  • natural material – concrete is recyclable
  • energy efficient -hollow concrete blocks can be filled with a variety of insulating materials to further enhance their thermal capacity
  • fire resistant – concrete is non-combustible
  • insect proof
  • acoustic insulation – concrete is also efficient at keeping noise at bay
  • because concrete is a porous material it needs to be sealed 

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

Service Areas

The Peninsula Moreton Bay Area East Brisbane Redland Bay Area Gold Coast Ipswich Brisbane West Brisbane Northside Brisbane Southside Logan City

ABIS The 1st Choice in Building & Pest Inspections